Black Girls Rock!

Image sourced through Creative Commons via Google Images

Image sourced through Creative Commons via Google Images

By Kemora Williams

In 2006, the Black Girls Rock movement began to promote the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is a non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color, as well as to encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media. It seeks to build the self-esteem of young women and girls by helping them to empower themselves. Young girls, ages 12-17, have been given opportunities to improve their personal development through arts and cooperative learning.

Be sure to tune in on Sunday, April 5, 2015 7P/6C as BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. partners with BET Networks in the worldwide broadcasting of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! At this event, women of color are highlighted for their accomplishments and exceptional work in their careers. All of these women are considered to be wonderful role models for their communities.